21 Awesome Bootstrap Tools & Resources for Developers

Bootstrap is an incredibly useful and intuitive CSS framework that is the preferred starting point of many developers when they need to create a responsive website. HTML, CSS and JavaScript are used to create a powerful base template that offers a huge amount of flexibility in design and functionality. Developed by Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton at Twitter, it was released as an open source product in August 2011 on GitHub.

Three years down the line, it has evolved into one of the most popular web-development templates and is now used but thousands of websites. This post lists some of the best Bootstrap tools and resources for developers that will speed up their development time and improve their designs.

Customize Bootstrap
bootstrap-components

You can minimize the size of Bootstrap’s files down to the last byte by selecting only the elements (tables, jQuery plugins, user forms, etc.) you need. This tool helps you select individual Bootstrap elements, compile the CSS including the minified version the download the customized version.

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StyleBootstrap
stylebootstrap

This tool focuses on the design components of Bootstrap elements. You get a ton of meticulous tools to customize buttons, typography, forms and other elements. Once you’ve realized your design, its ready for download.

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Bootstrap CDN
bootstrap-cdn

A completely free CDN for Bootstrap and its counterparts, generously hosted by MaxCDN. They recently broke a record of 6TB bandwidth and 3.38 billion requests in 24 hours. Their Popular Files page will give you an idea of just how many sites use Bootstrap.

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Bootsnipp
bootsnip

Bootsnipp is a snippet gallery for Bootstrap web developers, with the ability to view, share and save snippets. Some popular snippets include:

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Bootswatch
Bootswatch free bootstrap templates

A collection of fifteen open-source Bootstrap templates released under the MIT License. You can download the minified CSS or LESS file of each of these templates.

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Wrap Bootstrap
wrap-bootstrap

Wrap Bootstrap popular marketplace for premium Bootstrap templates with ranging from $4 to $55 and categories lie:

  • Landing pages
  • Admin dashboards
  • Portfolios
  • Resumes
  • WordPress Themes built with Bootstrap

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Bootstrap Expo
bootstrap-expo

The official showcase of beautifully crafted, inspirational websites using Bootstrap. It is designed and maintained by @mdo – co-creator of Bootstrap.

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Bootstrap Themes @ Themeforet

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Themeforest now has the largest collection of premium bootstrap themes and is a must have resource for any developer designing using the framework. They also include many bootstrap css packs.

Bootstraptor
08-bootstraptor

A bundle of 35+ Bootstrap templates at $9 (normally $75).

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Frontenda

frontenda

Frontenda (currently in its pre-beta version) is a free, drag-and-drop page builder for Bootstrap. It includes an HTML, CSS, LESS and JavaScript editor. It also comes with prebuilt templates, including landing page and corporate page templates.

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Bootstrap Image Galley
bootstrap-image-gallery

This is an extension to blueimp Gallery, which displays images and videos in the modal dialog of the Bootstrap framework. Features include swipe, mouse and keyboard navigation, transition effects, fullscreen support and on-demand content loading.

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Fbootstrapp
Fbootstrapp

Fbootstrapp facilitates development of Facebook iframe apps. It gives your project a “Facebook look” with all its elements styled accordingly.

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Login Forms
bootstrap-login form

This snippet features a nifty little login form in the navigation bar.

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WordPress Twitter Bootstrap CSS
bootstrap wordpress plugin

This plugin helps you integrate the latest version of Bootstrap its required JavaScript libraries in your WordPress theme. You can also choose different CSS including

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Datepicker
datepicker bootstrap

An essential JavaScript library for Bootstrap, date picker is an essential component for web applications and forms.

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Kickstrap
kickstrap

Kickstrap is a Bootstrap boilerplate for advanced web development.

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Bootstro
Bootstro

Bootstro is unique pop-up display function for Bootstrap. It is very useful for building guided tours.

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Pingendo

Pingendo

Pingendo is a powerful visual desktop application for building websites using Bootstrap framework. It supports Windows, Mac and Linux.

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Jetstrap

jetstrap bootstrap

Jetstrap is an all-in-one, web-based premium Bootstrap development toolkit, designed for beginners and veterans alike. Plans start at $24 a month and includes a ton of useful features.

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19. Bootstrap Tags

Bootstrap Tags

Bootstrap Tags is a jQuery plugin which extends Bootstrap to include tagging functionality. It also includes unique features such as auto-suggestions, popovers, exclusions and filters.

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20. Fuel UX

fuel-ux

Fuel UX extends Bootstrap to include components required in web-apps such as combo box, pillbox, radio buttons, spinners (counters) and wizards.

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